Now then... Lionsgate has officially set Orange Is the New Black: Season Five for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on 6/12. Extras will include a gag reel, the 72 Hours in 6 Months: Stories of the Season featurette, and audio commentaries on the episodes Tattoo You and Storm-y Weather.
Lionsgate has also set a Shark Week: 30th Anniversary Edition 3-disc collection for release on Blu-ray on 7/3, featuring “5 fan-favorite episodes plus 5 episodes of the vintage Shark Week.” SRP is $24.99.
Meanwhile, Shout! Factory and IFC Films have set Freak Show for Blu-ray release on 6/5.
Scream Factory is releasing Night of the Lepus on Blu-ray on 6/19.
Four new Twilight Time Blu-ray catalog titles go up for sale tomorrow at 4 PM Eastern (on Twilight Time Movies and Screen Archives Entertainment), including Walter Hill’s Geronimo: An American Legend (1993), Paul Mazursky’s Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976), Philip Dunne’s Hilda Crane (1956), and D.W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation (1915). The first three include an isolated music track and other assorted extras. The latter title is a loaded two-disc special edition which, one hopes, will put the controversial film in context. It features the 2015 Patrick Stanbury/Kevin Brownlow Photoplay Restoration of the film. You can read more here at Twilight Time Movies.
Kino Lorber has announced that The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938) will join their Studio Classics line-up on both Blu-ray and DVD on 7/10, featuring both the 91-minute restored cit and the 77-minute 1954 re-release version. And following on Blu-ray on 7/17, mastered from a new 4K scan, is Billy Wilder’s Irma La Douce (1963).
On the 4K Ultra HD front, Amazon.de is now showing German pre-order listings for Warner’s 12 Strong (from Concorde Video) on 7/24, followed by Columbia Pictures and Summit’s Only the Brave on 10/11 (from Studio Canal), and Roman J. Israel, Esq. (from Sony) on 10/19. None of these films were given a U.S. 4K Ultra HD release. Click on the titles to visit the Amazon.de pre-order pages. Remember... these can be played here in the States in 4K (though the included Blu-rays will likely be region-locked).
And in other news today, it appears that Bill & Ted’s tertiary adventure, Bill & Ted Face the Music, is finally happening according to this report from the Cannes Film Festival via the Hollywood Reporter.
- Bill Hunt